CHANGES FOR 2020:

Due to the current climate as well as the overwhelming amount of submissions the foundation has received in the last grant cycles, the Geisse Foundation is changing the grant application process. To save time and energy for applicants, Letters of Inquiry are on invitation only. Organizations interested in submitting an LOI can message a brief introduction through the website contact page, or email: alison@geissefoundation.org, and the foundation will respond with whether the organization is a good fit. 

Thank you for your understanding. 

APPLICATION PROCESS

STEP 1: Letter of Inquiry

LOIs are accepted for one month leading up to sector deadlines, and grant invitations occur twice a year. See the calendar to better understand where your organization falls within the grant cycles.

Preference for LOIs to be within 1-2 pages, and include the following on organizational letterhead:

1. Introduction: name of organization, amount requested, short project description, referals if applicable, & how project alligns with the Geisse Foundation's mission. 

2. Organization Description: short paragraph on the who, what, where, why, & how of your organization. 

3. Project information (bullet point acceptable): the target population, scope of impact, anticipated outcomes, and sustainability of project. 

4. Note any sources of income already secured or committed to the project. 

LOIs should be sent to : alison@geissefoundation.org

STEP 2: Grant Application

Grant applications are distributed after LOI decisions are made. The foundation uses the Colorado Common Grant Application for new grantees. Returning or current grantees may be invited to submit an abbreviated application. 

STEP 3: Reporting

The Geisse Foundation requires reporting, but the type and frequency of reporting will be determined on a case by case basis. 

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